NOW AVAILABLE: The New Lifesize Outlook Add-in

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Great news for Windows PC users…. we have updated the Lifesize Microsoft Outlook Add-in!


The new Outlook Add-in has been completely rebuilt with a simple, intuitive interface that is consistent with the new Lifesize web and desktop apps. Users can easily create and schedule meetings or instantly launch a Lifesize call directly from Outlook. And the new Outlook Add-in automatically updates, reducing the burden on IT to manage rollouts of software updates.


The Highlights

  • Consistent, Intuitive Design: We’ve streamlined the workflow, making it seamless to start and schedule your video meetings quickly, whether it’s an existing meeting or a new one, all without leaving the Outlook home page. The new Lifesize Outlook Add-in mirrors the interface of the Lifesize apps, providing the same intuitive experience for users who spend more of their day in Outlook than the Lifesize apps.

  • Flexible Scheduling: Schedule a meeting with an existing Lifesize virtual meeting room, or create a new one. Invite others to join your meeting, or call your personal meeting extension, and include a custom message to appear above your call details in the meeting invite.

  • Direct Dialing from Outlook: Need to meet now? No problem. Starting a meeting from the Outlook Add-in will launch the Lifesize desktop application by default and will open in the web app if the desktop app is not yet installed – getting you into your preferred call setting quickly with the click of a button. You can then quickly search and directly dial any contact, meeting room or room system from your Lifesize directory. You can even see if other participants are in a meeting room before you call. 
  • Pre-call Camera and Audio Check: When starting a meeting from the Outlook Add-in you will have the ability to check your camera and audio settings before initiating a Lifesize call giving users the same great call capabilities they would have if initiating the call directly from the Lifesize web and desktop apps.
  • Automatic Updates: Once installed, your Lifesize Outlook add-in will stay up-to-date with the latest enhancements and bug fixes from Lifesize.


Recent Updates

  • 6/27/2018: Lifesize has released a new shortcut button in the Outlook add-in – making it even faster to schedule a meeting. The latest release converts the schedule meeting button in the Lifesize Outlook add-in to a split button. This release also includes support for one-time meetings. To learn more, read the community post.


Ready to Get Started?

  • Download the new Lifesize Outlook Add-in. Your old Lifesize Outlook Add-in will be uninstalled during the installation of the new Lifesize Outlook Add-in.
  • Once installed, click the App Launcher in the lower right-hand corner of the Lifesize app box on the Outlook Home ribbon to sign-in. If you use an SSO, follow the sign on prompts.


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